Roberto Voerzio Riserva Vecchie Viti dei Capalot e Brunate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2000
Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Wine Spectator - "Incredible fruit in this wine, with wild aromas of Indian spices, berries and plums. Full-bodied, with chewy yet silky tannins and a fabulous finish of ripe fruits and spices that verge on leather. Powerful, yet in perfect proportions. One bottle per plant, from the oldest vines in Voerzio's holdings in the Capalot and Brunate vineyards."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2000 Barolo Riserva Vecchie Viti dei Capalot e delle Brunate (magnum) flows with the essence of smoke, tar and dark plums. It is one of the darker, more inward wines in this lineup. Sweet spiced, mentholated notes appear with time as the fruit continues to fill out its broad-shouldered frame as the wine builds towards its muscular, enveloping finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2000 Barolo Riserva Vecchie Viti dei Capalot e delle Brunate (magnum) flows with the essence of smoke, tar and dark plums. It is one of the darker, more inward wines in this lineup. Sweet spiced, mentholated notes appear with time as the fruit continues to fill out its broad-shouldered frame as the wine builds towards its muscular, enveloping finish."
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Notable FactsNot just regulated to red wine, Piedmont also produces some notable whites, particularly those near the district of Gavi and Asti. Gavi produces still white wine from the Cortese grape. The wine is dry with a crisp, citrus-like acidity – fairly neutral but pleasant. Arneis is another grape/wine made in the area, creating a fuller wine that displays some nuttiness in the aroma and taste. Asti is well known for its sparkling wine – in particular Asti Spumante and Moscato d'Asti. Asti Spumante is typically higher in alcohol, sweetness & fizziness, while its higher-class cousin, Mostcato d'Asti, contains lower alcohol levels, a few less bubbles, and a more restrained and delicate representation of Moscato fruit.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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